Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?)
As expected, the lefty smear machine, pardon, the unbiased mainstream media, is cranking up the campaign to destroy Rand Paul before he can manage to bring about their worst nightmare – taking over the government and then leaving you alone.
I wouldn’t be very worried about this – I mean, who reads the fracking New Yorker any more but the same small audience that wallows in MSNBC – but I fear that they’ll get a lot of support in their efforts to take Paul down from the Gentry GOP as well.